Friday, March 27, 2009

DIY

Earlier this week I was obsessed with these bracelets. I poked around on ETSY a bit, but didn't find quite what I was looking for - lots of pretty stuff, but everything was heavily embellished. So I thought I try making some myself.

I knew when I purchased supplies that this would be a gamble. Usually when I try to be crafty, it goes something like this:

That looks so cool!! --> I should try that!! --> I buy supplies --> Supplies sit in their bag collecting dust.

But not this time! They're not exact, but the bracelets fit the look that I was hoping for and they were ridiculously easy to make. Here's how:

1) Buy the following: (a) 7x11mm jewelry magnetic clasps, $2.99 for 6 (b) crimped necklace end, $1.29 for 16 pieces (c) leather/suede cording; I used Craft Designer 3mm x 3yds, $2.99 each.

2) Each bracelet will need 1 magnetic clasp and 2 necklace ends. Attach one half of the magnetic clasp to one necklace end; repeat.

3) Run the leather cord through one of your completed clasps so that if you're holding the clasp, the lengths of leather cord will be about equal.

4) Pull the open ends of the leather cord through your other clasp and tie tightly into a knot. Now each end should have a completed clasp:



5) Wrap the bracelet around your wrist and let the magnets do their work!!





I plan on making a few more in dark brown (and mustard yellow, if I can find it!), but I'm pretty happy with my start!!

9 comments:

C a t r i n a said...

well done!
love these! they're so cute , esp. these colors!

xx

drollgirl said...

i am VERY happy with them! so cute! i could make those work with a million outfits!

Awesome Sara said...

have you checked out supermarket?? its like etsy. i think if you google it you need to write it out like supermarketq. great bracelts that dark green is pretty!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Oh wow, that's awesome - they look great! You might have inspired me to actually try a DIY...

alissa said...

im with you on the typical crafting process haha. these are great! id like one in gray... {considering trip to the craft store this afternoon}
also i have to tell you everytime i come to your blog your header makes me smile - its too funny

Kasey said...

easy. you can do it and they are fabulous.
xo

briannelee said...

I think its always exciting when you are able to make something on your own. These came out great!

Bethany @ Budget Bride said...

Great job! My sister came over last night wearing bracelets very similar to these, and I remembered seeing this post...so I had to come back to comment! Now I'm even more motivated to make my own. Thanks for the precise instructions!

Revolution said...

So cool! I'm going to do these for the store!!!!